Chord Electronics ULTIMA 6


The new 180-watt model, which benefits from John Franks’ ground-breaking dual-feed-forward circuit delivers a lightning-fast response coupled with effortless power for astonishing dynamics and timing, allow 6 – 8 weeks for delivery

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Chord Ultima 6

Chord ULTIMA 6 Silver

The Chord ULTIMA 6 currently offers the most affordable way into their next-generation ULTIMA family of stereo power amplifiers.

It builds upon its award-winning predecessor, the SPM 1050 MK II, adding their ground-breaking next-generation ULTIMA amplifier topology.

The new 180-watt model, which benefits from John Franks’ ground-breaking dual-feed-forward circuit delivers a lightning-fast response coupled with effortless power for astonishing dynamics and timing, delivering unrivalled fidelity.

30-years-in-the-making, their new dual-feed-forward topology offers breakthrough performance and is our first all-new circuit in three decades.

ULTIMA 6 Black

ULTIMA amplifiers have been engineered for the very finest hi-fi systems; ULTIMA is the ultimate expression of the finest high-performance, ultra-fast, high-power amplifier technology available today.

The Chord ULTIMA 6 has an incredible 16 proprietary MOSFET power devices which demand the most advanced and refined drive circuitry, featuring an ultra-low-distortion, high-voltage amplifier operating at very high speed: 300 volts per microsecond.

TO3-style dual-die lateral-matched MOSFETs are continuously monitored with output stage error-correction circuitry and feature fully balanced input circuitry with DC-tracking servos and full temperature compensation.

ULTIMA  6 shares the same DNA as the flagship and reference-level monos, yet benefits from greater practicality and affordability, due to a differing power output.

Their renowned aircraft-grade solid aluminium casework offers a reassuringly high-end and entirely non-resonant enclosure for the electronics and is presented with a redesigned 28-mm-thick fascia featuring John Franks’ latest aesthetic.

A recessed spherical polycarbonate power button illuminates for standby and operation modes and a discreet, hidden front panel switch, located in the vertical split line, enables dimmable lighting.

The amplifier’s rear panel contains both balanced and unbalanced connections, high-quality loudspeaker terminals, a 12 V trigger and a C-19-type IEC.

Features Chord ULTIMA 6

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1x Stereo Pair of Gold Plated Balanced XLR Inputs

1x Stereo Pair of Gold Plated Unbalanced RCA Inputs

1x 12v Trigger Input – Chord Electronics Auto Start


1x Pair of High Quality, High Current, Gold Plated Type Speaker Terminals

Key Features

Class AB Sliding Bias

HF Switch Mode Power Supply

Proprietary Chord MOSFETs

Fully Balanced Circuitry

Convection Cooled

Balanced XLR Inputs

Unbalanced RCA Inputs

12v Trigger On/Off Input

Included Top Light Ring

Solid Aluminium Chassis

Specification Chord ULTIMA 6

Specification Chord ULTIMA 6

Output Power:

180W RMS per channel  into 8Ω



Frequency Response:

-1dB – 0.5Hz – 100kHz



Dimensions with included Integra Legs:

18cm (H) x 48cm (W) x 36cm (D)

Dimensions with optional Side Blocks:

15cm (H) x 42cm (W) x 36cm (D)



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Additional information


Black, Silver


Chord Electronics

Chord Electronics Chord Electronics first took flight from the aviation world, where engineering without limits means uncompromising standards. This concept designed by company owner John Franks has helped shaped our philosophy since the company’s inception in 1989. Their first amplifiers were supplied to the BBC, followed by world-leading studios including Abbey Road, Sony Music (New York) and later, The Royal Opera House. Chord Electronics reputation within the professional world generated demand for a domestic range encompassing the design, engineering and build standards demanded of the finest pro equipment. Today, they apply proprietary technologies to all of their British-made products and proudly deliver studio-grade audio performance across the entire Chord range.  

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